I was devastated.
After exhausting all the treatments available, I lost my grandma to a combination of heart congestion, diabetes and gangrene. It was also during this period when the usually unbeatable me felt a total sense of helplessness, failure and despair. It dawned upon me how fragile and helpless a man can be when his opponent is death itself. The promise that I have made to my grandma that I will bring her travelling in a certain destination cannot be fulfilled anymore.
When things finally settled down at home, my mentor—being much more than just a business mentor—calmly asked me these questions which changed my paradigm.
“What is the meaning of this event to you, in your life and vision?”
After experiencing the horrors of being a Holocaust survivor, Victor Frankl wrote in his famous book, Man’s Search for Meaning, that once we realise the meaning of the events in our life, we no longer see them as positive or negative in nature but reminders for us to live to our vision.
“What are the benefits of this event to you, in your life and vision?”
When faced with misfortune or tragedy, it is important for us to detect the divine intention in it and ask ourselves what this affliction is supposed to teach us.
I am eternally grateful for the support that my mentor and the mentorship team have given me throughout those nine months, which I have no idea how my family and I managed to pull through.
The mentorship programme I am on has changed my life for the better.
It can change yours too. Make the decision to change.
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